Georges Simenon

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Birthday
13, 1903
Birthplace
Liege, Belgium
Death Date
Sep 4, 1989 (86)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
13, 1903
Birthplace
Liege, Belgium
Death Date
Sep 4, 1989 (86)

About

A prolific Belgian author, he is best known for creating the popular detective character of Jules Maigret. His more than two hundred literary works include Tropic Moon, The Strangers in the House, and Pedigree.

Before Fame

He took a job with a local newspaper when he was just sixteen years old. He published his first work in the Jules Maigret series in 1931.

Trivia

He sometimes wrote up to 60 or 80 pages in one day.

Family Life

He was born in Liege, Belgium. He married twice and had four children.

Associated With

He had a romantic relationship with the famed actress and singer, Josephine Baker .